You might have realised that the things that the virtuous woman does isn’t so different from what everyone else does. She just takes it a step further. Everyone can show some level of Generosity and Kindness at one point in life, likewise the virtuous woman. However, if the virtuous woman is to show some kindness towards you, you will also experience the sincerity behind her acts.
The virtuous woman is GENEROUS and KIND. Instead of waiting for those who need her assistance to come to her, the virtuous woman rather looks out for the needy and poor in her society and helps them. “She extends her hands to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy (Proverbs 31:20)”.
Don’t be kind to only those who are capable of reciprocating your kind gesture. Let the needs of the less privileged in the society be of concern to you. And don’t go broadcasting how you paid Mr. Somebody’s bills, how you fed Mrs. Somebody’s children, or how you helped Mr. Somebody’s niece break an addiction, etc. The Bible say, don’t let your right hand know what the left hand is doing.
Virtuous one, stretch out your palms unto all and let the whole world feel your kind and generous character.
God bless you.
I must say, that ‘virtuousness’should not be confined only to the home settings. Even though the ‘virtuousness’ of the Virtuous Woman is predominantly exhibited at her home, she prominently displays a high level of ‘virtuousness’ at her work place, ventures, and every other places she finds herself. If you should analyse the outcome of her work, you would obviously discover the commitment, hard work and the expertise which were invested. One of such virtues she exhibits is …
The world celebrates exceptional people, not a jack of every thing and a master of nothing.
The 10th characteristic of the virtuous woman is that she demonstrates SKILLFULNESS and EXPERTISE at her profession or venture.
The Virtuous Woman is SKILLFUL
The Bible projects the Proverbs 31 woman as one who was into the fabric industry. She produces flax and wool from her field, converts then into fabric and trade the finished sashes on international markets. With great expertise, the virtuous woman stretches out her hands to work with the distaff and skillfully holds the spindle whenever she sits to produce clothing and sashes (Proverbs 31:19).
My lady, please do not confine your ‘virtuousness’ to the home alone. Display it at work and everywhere so that others may learn from you and glorify our Father in heaven. The world celebrates exceptional people, not a jack of every thing and a master of nothing. Aspire to be exceptionally good at your work and everything else that you do.
It will interest you to know that a couple of readers of these posts “Characteristics of the Virtuous Woman” have been questioning me as to whether the existence of the Virtuous Woman these days isn’t a myth. “Surely”, I tell them, “Virtuous women exist and their population is going to increase greatly if only you will help spread these truths. The women, on the other hand, are ready to make these characters evident in their lives. The only problem is the unavailability of the information. But by God’s grace it now lies before us all so spread the Good News. God bless you.”
The 9th character of the virtuous woman is that she has a GREAT FORESIGHT: the virtue of seeing what lies in the near and distant future and prudently planning for it. In the Bible, the five virgins who kept extra oil for their lamps for what they envisaged were greatly praised (Mark 25).
Every virtuous woman periodically engages herself in deep thinking and planning. She does a review of all her works – from business to family life to Christian life. Even when she perceives from her review that her business is good, her lamp does not go out by night (Proverbs 31:18).
It is said that the world is ruled by men who burn the midnight candle. The virtuous woman spends the night reasoning with God and planning for the next strategy to adopt in other to promote her business, promote her marriage, promote her family, and above all promote her fellowship with Christ Jesus.
Once a while, make time and review your entire life. And if you will invite the Almighty God, He will help you to decide on the next strategy.